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We now have a front page

Discussion in 'Administrative' started by Clarity, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    The stats engine is still a ways off, but we now have the basic framework for the front page that it will be built around.

    Feel free to load it up, if anything's broken or strange, please let me know.

    There are just a few posts that have been flagged as "news" for now. That will be more fleshed out with real updates from around the web and from the team in the future.
  2. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Looks really good Clarity. The only thing I might offer is that the calendar is static, it doesn't link to the actual dynamic (informative) calendar. When I click on a week or a day I get something like this:

    Not Found
    The requested URL /calendar.php was not found on this server.

    Apache/1.3.28 Server at Port 80

    It would be nice if it could take you to the actual day's (or weeks/month's) events. BTW, who is cinnmon? :biggrin: J/K

    The only other thing I might add is that the headers for the articles (which are actually links) aren't readily apparent as links (not underlined, etc.). It's not intuitive to click on them ... not a big point and it didn't take too long to figure out. Everything else seems to be working fine for me.
  3. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Thanks, I'll look into all of those.

    For the time being, there isn't going to be much use for the front page. At present it's more just an overview of what's going on in the forums. When the stats engine gets put in place, part of the coding is going to entirely transform that front page. We'll have random player mini-profiles up on there linking back to their full profiles, dynamic updating of seasonal stats and categorical leaderboards. Recruit profile update linking, news items from around the web that get sucked in automatically. Current season schedule and results with links to engine-based boxscores... To put it in American Chopper terms, it's just going to be sick.

    I could go on and on, and it really wouldn't paint a clear picture of how it's all going to look and work when it's done.

    But that's up now to form the basic building blocks, and to finally get rid of that temporary page that went up a year ago saying "the forum is here, the chat page is here", etc.

  4. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Is there a direct link to get to the boards? I had play around until I found a "back door" to get to the boards....
  5. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Good point. I'll work that in somewhere appropriate. Thanks for the heads up!
  6. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President


    I tried to vote on the poll as to how many games OSU will win next (or is it this??) year. It told me there was an error and I wasn't entitled to vote??? Might want to check that out as well....
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Looks good Clarity...

    I voted on the poll with no problems just now.
  8. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Along gbear's line of thinking, you might want a link on the message boards that will take you to the front page as well.
  9. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Done, fixed, done and done. :)

    Anyone noticing anything else?

    Just remember, that front page is going to be pretty boring for a while. Just an extension of the board until the real content management system is fitted into place.
  10. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Heck yes! That looks like a great start. :cheers:
  11. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President


    I must be going blind... where is the link to the boards on the front page?

    Edit: Ok, I was blind, I found it...
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2004
  12. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    When I attempt to post on the "How many games will Buckeyes win this Year", I gfet "Sorry. This form not accepting new posts." I got the same messege when attempting a Quick Reply, after I had typed it in.
  13. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    everything is looking pretty good. i would suggest that we not call the two message board threads offensive/defensive database so they aren't confused with the actual database. as for what i would call them (other than an excellent compilation of recruiting factoids and tidbits) i have no clue.
  14. BuckeyeSkins

    BuckeyeSkins Go Bucks/Hail to the Redskins!!

    Clarity, I just tried to get to the arcade link by clicking on the option for it at the top of the page but keep getting "page could not be found". All the other links at the top work. Might want to check that out.

    Edit: Just tried the same link at the top of the "old" front page and it worked fine.....
  15. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    Thanks Clarity, It is my new home page :biggrin:
    :oh: :io:

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